Cheenu
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Cheenu

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Photograph

Ben Larrabee

Maker
American, b. 1944

Cheenu

2004
Inkjet print
Image: 40.6 x 61 cm
Overall: 45.7 x 68.6 cm
Gift of the artist
2005.0906.0001
Inscriptions recto (pencil): [signature] / [title] / [date]
TextFamily: Vasan, Greenwich, CT
This is a photo of Sebastian (1 1/2 years old) and his grandfather, Cheenu, standing behind him.
When I'm shooting it's important for me to go into a flow with my subjects, to "see" what's happening and shoot it. It's very intuitive, I'm a channel. It's a matter of allowing myself to be led. After I shot this photo of Sebastian with his grandfather I learned that when Cheenu returned to Bombay after visiting in Greenwich, Sebastian cried every night for 6 months.
(text provided by the photographer)

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